Wlliam Gilmore Simms
Scrapbook A >> [Page 162] >> Ballad — With Playful Wing

Item informationTitle: Ballad — With Playful Wing
Genre: Poetry
Publication informationVolume: A

    Time periods

      Digitization Digital collection: William Gilmore Simms Digital Collection
      Rights: Digital Copyright © 2013, The University of South Carolina. All rights reserved. For more information contact The South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208
      Resource Identifier: SA_18xx_561


      Sources/ReviewsSources consulted by researcher:
      • Pseudonymous Publications of William Gilmore Simms
      • The Poetry of William Gilmore Simms: An Introduction and Bibliography
      Composition history SLJ I (May 1837), 230. 

      Notes Position: top right

      Simms corrects ''wing'' in the first verse and writes ''wrong'' in the margin next to it.

      Kibler speculates that the clipping derives from ''Presumably the Barnwell, S.C. Sentinel, a file of which is as yet unlocated.  The poem likely dates from the mid-1860's'' (Poetry 425). 

      Kibler notes that Edisto is a ''South Carolina proper name for a river island, and Indian tribe.  Simms's plantation was located on the Edisto River'' (Pseudonymous Publications 49).